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TALISMAN to play homecoming show this weekend

Roots reggae group TALISMAN will be performing at The Thelka in Bristol this weekend as part of their tour of the UK.

Support on the night, 13 October, comes from DAN RATCHET along with a PENG SOUND DJ set.

Visit the Facebook event page for more information and tickets.


London’s Hootananny confirms new reggae shows

KOFI, SUSAN CADOGAN and THE MIGHTY DIAMONDS are among the latest live additions to the Hootananny pub in South London.

Roots reggae fans can also look forward to BARRY ISSAC, ZACHEOUS JACKSON, TALISMAN and a special ‘Italian Reggae Festival’ in mid-October.

Some of the upcoming highlights are:


TALISMAN adds more dates to October/November tour

Top Bristol reggae band TALISMAN has added more shows to its upcoming tour of the UK in October and November.

The full set of 'I-Surrection' shows, which include support from Bristol singer DAN RATCHET, are:


TALISMAN announces October UK shows

British roots reggae band TALISMAN has announced a run of UK shows this autumn taking in Bristol, Oxford and London, among other cities.

Supported by DAN RATCHET, the new dates include:


Full details revealed for Bristol Reggae Explosion Live CD/DVD

Bristol Archive Records is set to release ‘The Bristol Reggae Explosion Live 2012’ on 3 June with all profits donated to the St. Paul’s Carnival (6 July).

The 17-track CD and 11-track DVD, which will also be available as digital downloads, feature performances from various artists from the Bristol reggae scene.


JASHWHA MOSES lines up shows in Brixton and Bristol

Bristol reggae artist JASHWHA MOSES has announced the details of two April 2013 shows at the Hootananny in Brixton and Fiddlers in Bristol.

The shows are set to coincide with the release of MOSES’ new album, No War On Earth, which is out on 8 April.

The live dates featuring JASHWHA MOSES with FULL FORCE AND POWER and support from DAN RATCHET are:


Bristol Reggae Explosion: live at the Big Top, Temple Meads

The 'Bristol Reggae Explosion Live' finally made it to the Big Top at Temple Meads’ Creative Common this weekend, and proved to be one of the greatest reggae shows of 2012.

The night was a result of the success of the Bristol Reggae Explosion compilation series, which led by Mike Darby, brought classic Bristol reggae recordings back to life after years in the vault.


BUNNY MARRETT launches debut album at the Watershed

Bristol reggae musician BUNNY MARRETT finally got to celebrate the release of his brilliant debut album, I'm Free, at the Watershed in Bristol last week.


BUNNY MARRETT album launch party + ‘Voices From Another Part Of Town’ screening

Bristol Archive Records is putting on a BUNNY MARRETT album launch party later this month alongside a screening of ‘Voices From Another Part Of Town’ at the Watershed, Bristol.


St Pauls Carnival alternative line-up revealed: BUGGSY, DAN RATCHET, LAID BLAK & DJ DEREK

The full information and artist line-up can now be revealed for the 2gether As One festival in Bristol after the St Pauls Carnival was scrapped last month.

The carnival alternative takes place on 7 July (the weekend the carnival was due to be held) from 2pm until 6am the following day across eight clubs in Stokes Croft.


JOSHUA MOSES live at the Fleece in Bristol

Roots reggae artist JOSHUA (JASHWHA) MOSES performed a long-overdue comeback show last night (26 May) at the Fleece after 30 years “in the wilderness”.

Fan-filmed video footage of the show can be viewed below.

His return to the stage was marked with a headline show following the release of his highly acclaimed album Joshua to Jashwha – 30 Years In the Wilderness, released by Bristol Archive Records last month.


Bristol Reggae Explosion 3 hits the shelves

Bristol Archive Records has released the third instalment in a series of classic reggae from the city, entitled Bristol Reggae Explosion 3 – The 80’s Part 2.

The 15-track album, of which 11 are previously unreleased, is arguably the strongest of the three-part collection and has a strong leaning towards the roots side of reggae.


Full line-up revealed for JASHWHA gig in Bristol; DAN RATCHET added & date moved to May

The details of JOSHUA (JASHWHA) MOSES’ homecoming headline gig at the Fleece in Bristol can now be confirmed.

The full line-up of acts includes: